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Jul 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
at tangible solutions beginning to turn the tide for this epidemic and get all of us new hope. whether access to treatment and its dual treatment and prevention impact, pre exposure prophylactics, or increasing rates of circumcisions for partners, we now have no biological tools that will help prevent and treat infections among women. so too, are weakening evidence to tackle the social and economic factors that underpin the risk of hiv for women and girls. we know more about how to tackle discrimination, engage men and boys to change their attitude and behavior as, empower girls and women to negotiate safer sex behavior is and link them to economic tools that enhance their self-esteem and values. all of these will have profound effects on girls and women in this epidemic. another key ingredient to success is leadership. we know that. just as a chevy has taken a disproportionate impact on women throughout the world, women and women's leadership is key to shifting that reality. it is in that light that i am delighted that we have such an incredible panel of women leaders with a
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Jul 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the recent disclosure of national secrets. the methods of intelligence we used to protect security must be kept secret. when the secrets leak, american lives are threatened. recent damaging leaks include operational details of the bin laden raid, specifics about how we conduct cybersecurity, and information about drone strikes. because of these, enemies now know how we will hunt them, which will make it more difficult. o met security depends on our ability to keep secrets from those who would attack our homeland. when they become public knowledge, people and our -- people and our national petition -- interests are in jeopardy. the ability to keep secrets depends on identifying causes and put a stop to them. that is why i have asked to interview officials that may have information about how secrets become public. the department has a responsibility to prevent terrorists from attacking. to do this we must protect the details of our intelligence gathering. that concludes my opening statement. the ranking member is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and well,, madam secretary. --
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Jul 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
, i think almost all of us wrote heavy stories about the commerce clause, about the taxing power, about the legal issues undergirding the popular political question, both because we had a long run-up, and because people had an appetite for all-things health care. we had more incentive this time around than other times we have tackled federalist issues. the 90's were the big federalism era at the supreme court. readers greeted it unenthusiastically because it was difficult to explain. this time, everybody was so interested in the topic it was easier to explain. >> we were publishing big pictures of roscoe gilbert. [laughter] >> we have all talked about this aspect. there has been more interest in this case than anything i have ever covered at the supreme court. i have been asked about it by literally everyone i meet who knows what i do. the appetite, believe me, has been there for stories both from the public and, more importantly, from editors. >> if his paper is to be believed, he called the case exactly right. >> how much preparation did you guys have to do for this case? i ass
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Jul 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
made available by this act may be used to operate or maintain a -- mr. frelinghuysen: i would like a copy of the amendment, please. reserve a point of order until we have a chance to look it over. the chair: the gentleman reserves a point of order. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for five minutes. mr. markey: i thank you. current nuclear arsenal has significant overkill that is built into it. our country continues to spend moran more taxpayer money on nuclear weapons. and even though the president and the senate have already agreed to reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons. even though there is a growing bipartisan consensus that the united states has an excessive number of nuclear weapons and that the united states spends far more than it needs for a nuclear deterrence and defense. and that is why i rise today to offer my amendment to reduce the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles from 450 to 300. i believe that this is the soundest approach to both our national security and our economic security needs. each of our land-based nuclear
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
its ideals. we have a different idea in mind. help us make sense of this poem. >> the image of the colossus that artists had came from a lithograph, a german lithograph of the early 18th century, and it shows a gigantic male figure astride two slivers of land cut by a harbor. this was the harbor at roads. this 18th-century lithograph was very different, archaeologists found out, from the original statute, the colossus of rhodes, but it was this warrior ramage, a male image, a powerful giant presiding of pretoria's country. i think that is we're not like the brazen giant of big fame, that is what emma lazarus had in mind. we're not doing that. >> she is starting out with a negative statement, which is not something that we think of with poetry. >> with concrete wends, astride from land to land. -- with conquering winds, the strike from land to land. the images still going to be a mighty woman with a porch, but it is interesting the transformation has been from a male warrior image to a female image. it is not a done more woman, it is a powerful, mighty woman. -- is not a demure woma
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Jul 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. perlmutter. mr. perlmutter: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you for the opportunity the other day for us to have a moment of silence. i know it was important to the members of our delegation as well as to the people of our community in aurora, colorado, and the whole metropolitan area. and i had a chance to speak on tuesday, i have a number of things to say, but i know each of us in our delegation bears a heavy heart as a result of all this, and i would like others to be able to share some of their thoughts. so with that yield two minutes to my friend from boulder, mr. polis. the speaker pro tempore: t gentleman from colorado, mr. polis, is recognized for two minutes. mr. polis: thank you. i want to thank my colleague, mr. perlmutter, from colorado, not only for bringing forward this resolution but for spending time those affected in the aftermath of this. i'd also like to thank president obama for immediately changing his plans and coming to colorado to express on behalf of our nation grief and provide what comfort he could to the victims and their families. i think one thing that's imp
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Jul 18, 2012 1:00am EDT
minority business -- the hill established the small business administration. he used the >> lives sunday, august 5 at noon eastern, your questions, calls and e-mails for the author of "surviving and thriving." >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. may go back into recession if congress does not deal with automatic spending cuts and tax rate changes. schedule to go into effect at the end of the year. he is on capitol hill this week for his semiannual testimony before congress. he was before the senate banking committee for 2.5 hours. >> i called the hearing to order. today we welcome chairman bernanke back to the committee to deliver the semiannual monetary policy report. the financial crisis still weighs heavily on the financial system today. while on the longest depression, and the economy has grown steadily. we have come a long way. there is still a lot of work left to be done to get our economy back to the point where this is readily available. while the economy is not going as fast as we would like, it is important to recognize that it would not be growing at all if
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
things that the barriers that we could knock out of the way that would enable better use of technology to deliver care to these. obviously you got to have a surgeon there at some point if you have got to have that kind of intervention. it seems like there are a you've got to have a surge in their and their things that could be done on the preventive side. >> i would have to do more homework on that and get back to you. i don't have a sense of what kind of penetration there is true there is more than just a case report of that being out there. it is emerging. i don't know that we've got clear data to answer your question. >> i will not speak to the surgical issue but in internal medicine and critical care and pulmonary medicine and infectious disease, a great deal about reaches now being done in the rural parts of kentucky the a telemedicine programs. the technology needs to be improved. the standardization is to be improved, but it does work. in one of our communities recently, every day member of the critical care icu team met on video with a team in a small community hospital taking
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Jul 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
when you set the capital levels. the requirements there. i don't mind those being used internally for purposes, but to set it -- to use that -- to quote, he says that prior to the crisis, the models were gamed as the argument to avoid additional capital. of course what that means is they had excessive leverage. and you look at the basel committee study. ." >> it is a stronger system. your point is well taken. policies need to be validated and need to be good. the federal reserve and other regulators don't let you use just what ever model you want. they have to be approved by the regulators. >> the only way to guarantee that does not happen is to focus on the old fashioned minimum leverage ratio. which is far too low. [inaudible] by the time you get to me, many of the questions i have have already been addressed. i would like to go back to some of the things that were in your statement in your report. i get that the fed is doing everything it can with respect to monetary policy to address the employment part of your dual mandate, is that correct? >> we can continue to evaluate the outl
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Jul 13, 2012 1:00am EDT
. i say not only to my friend, will you not allow us an amendment on the floor, it appears, but you won't allow an amendment to be offered in committee so we can vote on that. yes, we have about disagreement, but you're prepared to hold hostage working americans by saying, if the richest people in america might have a little bit of a ta increase, then the everybody else is going to get a tax increase. you said it a different way. i understand it. but the -- but the reality and the ramifications of the actions that you are proposing to follow will mean that we will not get a vote, which i think there's overwhelming support of and making sure that workg americans and, yes, small -- 97% of small businesses don't get any tax increase at all. we have agreement on that, mr. leader. why don't we bring that to the floor and show the american public that, yes, we can come together as you have suggested, yes, we can agree and yes, we can make sure they don't get a tax increase. and, yes, we can have a debate on the balance and you will take one position. i may take another position and the am
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Jul 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
control of the committee, we went out for two pitchers of beer and the came back and said the us a tax bill with 25% tell. he said you have to give it a mortgage interest deduction. i said what about 26%? >> you could make the ban just to homeowners much more aggressive. what we did was to convert the home mortgage deduction to a tax credit that are lower rate. exchanging the tax code, yesterday and today. current and former lawmakers at the bipartisan policy center on the battles won and lost. find it on line at the c-span video library. >> now, discussion on professional journalism and the impact social media on news reporting. stanford university hosted the discussion with social media editors and journalists in silicon valley, including the creator of mobile news, the executive editor of yahoo! news, and a special media strategist for national public radio. this is 90 minutes. >> welcome to the symposium. i am the director of the journalism fellowship at stanford. i will be the moderator for today's symposium, how social media is revolutionizing the news. the lecture series is spon
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
republicans offer us. the ryan republican budget would cut by more than a third for support for the clinics, closing thousands of clinics across this state, across the nation and in my state, where people get access. so please, do not come down here and argue for an hour, half an hour that access is being delayed where on the one hand, you are cutting the money for access. that is what the republican budget does. it reduces the residencies and reducing access to clinics by cutting more than a third the money that is there to buildup the community clinics where people get care. in addition to that, i'm going to take a deep breath here and don't want to get wound up too tight about this issue and ask my colleague to talk about the medicare portion of this. mr. tonko: absolutely. we didn't hear anything about what would be lost in the process of their cuts or their repeal of the affordable care act. and representative garmeppedy, you are absolutely right. there is much that has been gained by the american population. health consumers across this nation with the affordable care act to c
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Jul 20, 2012 1:00am EDT
want to be good americans us are given abbaof special gain to realize that. thank you for coming back again, and i will put the rest of my statement on the record, and thank the chairman. good >> thank you. our witness is janet napolitano, secretary to the united states department of homeland security. mrs. napolitano is the third secretary of the dhs. prior to becoming secretary, she was in her second term as governor of arizona prior to becoming governor, she served as u.s. attorney and the district of arizona. she is a graduate of santa clara university, where she won the truman scholarship. before entering public office, she served as clerk of the u.s. court of appeals in the ninth circuit and practiced law in phoenix arizona. >> thank you, members of the committee. i am pleased to join you to address the issues the fall within the committee's jurisdiction. this is my 40th time testifying before the senate or the house. today nearly 11 years after the 9-11 attacks, america is stronger and more secure thanks to dhs and our territorial partners across homeland security enterpri
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
right policy for us not to focus on resources for this individual. >> thank you. >> thank you madam chair. i want to congratulate you on the great work you have been doing. i think members, if you look at the activated jurisdiction document, there is a map of it and you can see everything that is screen that shows -- that is green is deactivated which is 97%. which means there are 3074 which is pretty amazing. i want to congratulate you and i also, i asked you to look at the testimony of a director because he does talk about the efficiency and transparency part of it and the the safeguards that sheriff garcia in harris county have talked about to make sure they do the work but at the same time, provide -- make sure there's no profiling involved. i want to thank you on that. besides alabama and illinois, i believe there were a couple of jurisdictions out there that passed ordinances also. california, i believe san francisco or santa clara. exactly three to follow up, it makes common sense. i remember when i did the toure to make store -- tour to make sure the countess i represent, i
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
equity transaction in abu dhabi. it was a delicate time. >> it would be useful to know who you spoke to and what the nature of that conversation would be at some point. >> i will see if we can provide that. >> you have explained how there might be some misunderstanding. i understand that. what i am not clear about is what is your understanding of what mr. tucker wanted you to do? >> i think that was the source of confusion within barkley's -- barclays. this was not the first conversation i had with paul or jerry and i had with paul r. jerry had had with paul. paul posted job is to work with people at our level. he is closer to the activity than i was. sometimes it would go right to jerry. it was a broad discussion about barclays as high relative to the others. we had many conversations about it. >> what is it you thought mr. tucker wanted you to do? >> he was pointing out the problem and i was pointing out that the problem was not with barclays. >> what did he want you to do about it? >> as i said, i did not take it as a directive. i took it as a head up that youare -- you are high.
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Jul 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
statue, so give us some insight into how it came into being. >> it came into being in france in the middle of the 19th century. it was 1865 right after the assassination of abraham lincoln, and a group of french people behind the radio were a emotionally tied to the united states. they love the american form of government, and they were abolitionists, so they have a particular affection for president lincoln, so they came together at the home of a man who was friends's leading specialist on the united states. smoke-filled died in 1859, -- toquevill died in 1859, so a group of guys got together, and the idea was to try to come up with a way of commemorating the life achievement to celebrate the victory of the north in the civil war and to make a critical on their own government. france had an authoritarian government run by napoleon iii, and it was a government that was friendly to liberty. they tried to put these together to commemorate abraham lincoln and a way of being critical to the government and so the ideath it, was to criticize their own government by talking about how much
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Jul 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on a series of one broken promise after another. the president told us we would be saving $2,500 per household if we passed this health care bill. the americans' health insurance premiums have increased by almost that amount, which means the president was off by a stunning $5,000 per household. and americans are pulling their pockets inside out saying, mr. president, i don't have the money to pay $5,000 more per year on my health insurance policy and of course they don't. because this has to be the crown jewel of socialism. that's what government health care is. and senior citizens realized early on, they have the most to lose by the president's health insurance policy because what they found from this bill which has been commonly called obamacare is that $575 billion will be stolen away from them out of medicare. and not only will they have $575 billion less in medicare, still looking to having to spend, senior citizens out of their pockets $200 billion more in increased taxes for medicare. that's a big loss for america's senior citizens. but it doesn't stop there, mr. speaker.
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Jul 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
politics. all of us, mr. speaker, want transparency. all of us here want to make sure that the federal reserve is working to carry out the economic goals of the american people, which are maximum employment and price stability, but that's not what this bill is about. this bill increases the likelihood that the fed will make decisions based on political rather than economic considerations, and that is not a recipe for sound monetary policy. i urge my colleagues to defeat this bill and preserve the independence of the fed so it can keep our currency stable and cultivate the best conditions for our economy to grow and create jobs. unfortunately, mr. speaker, we in congress have shown too frequently our inability in a political environment to make tough choices. that failure has led us in part to where we are today. i urge my colleagues to defeat this unwarranted, unjustified and dangerous legislation. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. issa: mr. speaker, it's now my honor to yield time to the author of this bill, the gentle
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Jul 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
information, including the rate that barclays was currently using. in a statement, barclays said they were at a bar -- had a lot more of 20 basis points. that was in a discussion -- manager b stated, i would not go there for a moment. the senator stated -- if they are really trying to do something useful, we want to acknowledge they had been worried, because it might be accountable. barclays informed the fsa. the truth is that -- you lied to them. >> there were other meetings and there is documentation of that. >> my question is very simple. i am very suspicious of the libor submissions. reading through the new york report, they talk about it. of two or three years. it. of two months or three months. >> what i thought was presented and what was done by barclays -- what i thought was in my pack, the same as your pack, was in 2007 and 2008. if you do not have those, i am sure barkleys would be happy to send them to you. you can also look at the 1 months to 12 months -- the stories are similar. you can look to other currencies, like sterling or oreo. i could have your office did that. there was
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Jul 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
., you begin to pull that back. >> i would not use the word conditionality, but i think the discussion with pakistan after they took some steps to close the ground lines of communication for supplies and so forth has worked our way back towards a more cooperative relationship. i think the u.s. in this administration has been clear about the areas of cooperation that we need to see to be able to continue to move forward with the assistance and support. starting first and foremost with counter-terrorism and things related to the safety of our troops in afghanistan. >> moving on to russia and our relations with russia. governor romney seems very upset with president obama's reset policy toward russia. the governor has described russia as the no. 1 global flow of the united states. first of all, what do you think of the governor's criticism? >> i think it is unfair and it misses a couple of the tremendous benefits we have gotten from the recent policy. from the beginning, president obama has been clear that we want to have a partner relationship with russia. where we have differences, we w
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Jul 19, 2012 1:00am EDT
. >> and this is obviously happening. can you give us a map or a sense of how this is affecting things? >> we are seeing expansion of new markets. record amounts above your being produced and recreation opportunities are taking off occurs more acres are involved in conservation programs. it is difficult to see what we are seeing farm implements increase in manufacturing and shipments at a record level. obviously this route will provide some degree of uncertainty, but the most important thing is for congress to take action to provide some direction and assistance so folks know what is going to happen, what kind of protection that will have. that certainly is really important. we want to get to work on the food, for, and jobs program. whatever it might be. having that done as soon as possible will be quite helpful. >> mr. secretary, two questions. you mentioned farm exports. you have any it estimates on the amount of exports given the drought situation, even a range? will there be any epa assessments of the mandate of using corn for ethanol? >> based on the quantity of ethanol that is cu
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Jul 27, 2012 1:00am EDT
to work with you. >> can you give us an example including ongoing cases and a short summary? how soon can you get that to us? >> we will do it as soon as possible. >> i will tell you our staff did a contract -- did contact to get of hold of this hearing. they said there were approximately 300 hate crimes, but they refused to give the information to crs. it is public record, and they have urged us to ask congress conducting oversight to file a for-your request, which seems outrageous to me. -- 4-your request, which seems outrageous to me. >> our staff would be happy to work with your staff. it is a critically important not job. we have had many investigations. we are proud of those cases, and we would be happy to work with your staff to get the necessary information so you can get the necessary facts. >> thank you for coming, and i will yield to the ranking member of the committee. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and i am very pleased you are here, mr. assistant attorney general. i am going to yield to the ranking member of the subcommittee. >> i want to make a question the chairman a
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Jul 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. [applause] >> that is what ohio is about. now, i have to tell you what is holding us back -- where is michelle? [laughter] >> you know, look, i know i am second fiddle, but, you know, i will have michelle come back sometime. i'm just a warm-up act. michele says hi. >> thank you so much. i appreciate it. let me say this, what is holding us back from meeting these challenges -- >> four more years. four more years. four more years. four more years. four more years. >> what is holding us back from meeting our challenges is not a lack of ideas, a lack of solutions. what is holding us back as we have a still made in washington between stalemate in washington between these two visions and this election is about breaking that stalemate. the outcome of this election will determine our economic future for not just the next year or two years, but maybe the next decade or the next two. my opponent and his allies in congress believe prosperity comes from the top down, that if we eliminate most regulations and cut taxes for the wealthy by trillions of dollars that somehow our whole economy will ben
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Jul 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
terrible damage still out there that has to be overwhelming. we will continue to use the authority we have, but also to encourage congress to make it easier to refinance. we need to be very sensitive to it and of course, as we do those things, we want to make sure we are not making long-term problems worse. >> thank you. the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> thank you. good to have you back. i want to go back to april of 2008. i think that is when you were president of the federal reserve bank in new york. you first addressed the issue of of libor. were you aware that informal e- mails were coming into the new york fed saying there is something up with libor? >> i do not believe that i was aware of those specific concerns before the spring of 2008. in response to your request, my colleagues are looking at a full range available year we will share with you in make sure you have that. i was looking at your response about this disclosure. i thought you made structural recommendations about how libor could be more reflective, but here is my issue with that. if they were having str
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Jul 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
gotten us a little bit into the silly season. if you go to the state of massachusetts website and you look at the romney care plan, what they say is that if you're able to afford insurance, but decide not to get it, you will pay a penalty, collected through the tax system. a penalty collected through the tax system. obamacare is modeled on romney care. and as governor romney understood at one time, if you say to people who can afford health insurance, it's ok that you don't get it. just show up at the hospital and everybody else will pay your bill through their higher premiums or taxpayers who have to pay uncompensated care to hospitals. that's free riding on the system. that's free loading on the system. that's saying to every other person, every other taxpayer, that other people should be responsible for paying for the health care bill of the person who chooses not to get health care coverage. and yes, if you can afford health care coverage but you decide to free ride on other people, then there's a little penalty under this bill, just as there is under governor romney's proposa
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Jul 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
movement there. it seems like we are stalled out there. i think it is more useful to think of moving the border away from the border in a broader context. issues of cross border collaboration, how do we enhance collaboration not only between the u.s. and mexico? i understand it is much improved from where it was just a few years ago. but how we measure that an advanceddax -- how we measure it and advance that? how come we enhance not only vertical collaboration but interagency work? in the old days it was not very functional. how can we facilitate legitimate flows? chris talked about tourism. in the southwest, we really need those mexican tourists. there is not been a more recent study than 2008, but the economic impact in arizona was at $3 billion, really, really enormous. this is a flow of tourists that is difficult to count, for interesting reasons. mexican shoppers can use a lot of cash. how do we focus on the flows that work for us and make sense? how do we enhanced technology so it is a potential game changer? i think there have been a number of technological innovations. it wa
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Jul 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
, security for their families and safety in their communities. americans want us to stop jerking them around. they cannot have stability in their lives when we are shipping american jobs overseas. they cannot have security in their homes when they are fearful of getting sick. they cannot have s wn their teachers, policemen and firefighters are being laid off while we engage in symbolic episodes. i ask my colleagues to reject this charade and let's vote to restore the american dream. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the majority leader, the gentleman from virginia. mr. cantor: madam speaker, i now yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from south carolina, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. why are we here? we keep hearing that from our friends on the right, why are we here again today? and the reality of it is simple. the numbers keep changing and it simply does not add up. a long time ago in 2010, a long time ago, the estimates were $900 billion will be the cost of obamac
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
post offices that serve towns that are smaller than they used to be. it was easy to put these adoptions out there. i am not sure i appreciated the options out there. i am not sure i appreciated -- options out there. i am not sure i appreciated the politics involved. i talk about innovation and talk about outsourcing and the web two point no opportunities for not just having passive information -- 2.0 opportunities for having a dialogue going back and forth, and i talked about a contest for kids to design stamps, and we see that going on in nasa with volunteers designing what goes on craters. i did see quite a bit about maybe a hybrid now, savings accounts. >> talk about hybrid mail. what do you mean by that? >> by hybrid mail, i mean when the post office of origin scans the envelope from people that participate in this service and e-mails to the designated recipient an image of the front and at the back of the envelope, and let's say i am on vacation, or at home, but i'm a consultant and a road warrior and i open up my laptop and there is an e-mail from the postal service the
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Jul 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
would use the vehicle of this kind of mandate to be the sole justification, seoul commerce clause justification, for any law in the future. it may be that this rate ruling applies to an old set. >> i think that might be right. the solicitor general -- the court wanted him to give him some sort of limiting principal in the commerce clause and the only thing he ever come up with was health care is different from everything else and health insurance is different from anything and there really is no other law like this. they're not particularly satisfied with his answer but that was certainly the government's view is that there really is nothing else like this out there. >> on the spending caused side, i bet there will be a ton of litigation about what new conditions are ok. i think -- that had seven votes behind it. that opens up a new field of constitutional law. >> interesting that the criticism i have seen so far all comes from the conservative side on that. for the celebration, rather. i would think there be optimism on the liberal side because the federal government has twisted
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Jul 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
notice that we have been joined by our colleague from ohio, mr. altmire. please join us and share with us, your thoughts. mr. altmire: i thank the gentleman from california and i was listening to the discussion, as i often do, and i want to bring a perspective to join that discussion as you were both talking about health-care, mr. speaker. and as one who did not support the health-care bill originally, it is important to recognize as has been happening in this discussion what is working, what has already been implemented that is making a real difference in people's lives and the reason i did not support repeal of the health-care bill is that because i have the fourth most medicare beneficiaries, 135,000 medicare beneficiaries and many of them are caught in the doughnut hole, that gap in coverage in the part d prescription drug program. we are entering the third year of the face-in to completely close this that doughnut hole. people have received a $250 compensation for coverage. they are getting a steep discount on brand-named drugs and moving forward as i say in the years to come
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
every generation among you served to keep us strong and free. and it falls to us, those that follow, to preserve what you won. four years ago, i stood before you at a time of great challenge for our nation. we were engaged in two wars. al qaeda was entrenched in their safe havens in pakistan. many of our alliances were frayed. our standing in the world had suffered. we were in the worst recession of our lifetimes. around the world, some questioned whether the united states still had the capacity to lead. so, four years ago, i made you a promise. i pledged to take the fight to our enemies, and renew our leadership in the world. as president, that's what i've done. and as you reflect on recent years, as we look ahead to the challenges we face as a nation and the leadership that's required, you don't just have my words, you have my deeds. you have my track record. you have the promises i've made and the promises that i've kept. i pledged to end the war in iraq honorably, and that's what we've done. after i took office, we removed nearly 150,000 u.s. troops from iraq. and some said that
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
be home, it is good to be back. ladies and gentlemen, madam chair, as we used to say that in the senate, to excuse a point of personal privilege, where is delaware? hey, delaware! i'm a lifetime member of the naacp. [applause] there is that old expression. you go home with those that brang you to the dance. they brung me to the dance. i was educated, and i went to the battle with mouse. hey, mouse, how are you doing, man? mouse and i go back a long way. to the days when i waw a public offender. mouse got my back a bunch of times. it is so good to be with you all. i want to thank you all for your leadership and for your friendship, and, again, personally, for your loyalty. it is not an exaggeration. were it not for the leadership of the naacp, the men and women who educated me when we would sit over in reverend wright's churches -- remember, mouse, those days? i learned so much and i owe so much. ladies and gentlemen, this is not about me. this is about another office. this is about the presidency. this is about -- [applause] more than any other office in the land, the presidency
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
1 money and give it to the states and let them use it to increase the voice of private schools, strip you of your voice because he doesn't think that you all know much about how to educate, and he characterizes you and his allies characterize you as not caring about -- not caring about the students, but about yourself. my jill is little when she says that teaching is not what she does. it's who she is. [applause] these guys don't get that. i don't think they don't understand why you chose to teach in the first place. [applause] i honest to god don't think they understand. and by the way, like in politics, in business, religious hierarchy, there is really good teachers and there is really lousy teachers. there is a really lousy teachers and some plain good teachers. we are no different than any other profession in the world. but we are a profession. [applause] we are a profession! this is a calling. you chose to be teachers because you care. you choose to be teachers because you want to make this country better. you chose to be teachers because you know every child -- every chil
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
suggests an answer. he has said regulatory uncertainty is invented by republicans to use current economic problems to support an ajeopardya year in and year out. it is political way. look at what this bill would do. it seems like frankenstein and it is very frightening. the underlying bill would block all efforts to protect public health, safety and the environment until the unemployment rate falls below the figure of 6% and it would impose canses on the government and would put impedements to consent decrees and settlements. nuclear power, the safety of the american public would be put at serious risk. my amendment to attempt to make this bill slightly less of a horror show. the dangers of nuclear power are well known. one accident could doom millions of people. because of the disasters that could happen, regulations to prevent from meltdowns in advance are important. the underlying bill would make it harder to adopt rules and policies. hampering the ability of the n.r.c. to put in safety measures could be devastating. my amendment would free the n.r.c. from the burdens of this bill and
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the nation that i want to discuss with you today. somebody had told us in the 1950's or 1960's that a black citizen would serve as the 44th president of the united states, we would have been proud and many would have been surprised. we might have assumed the presidency would be the last door of opportunity to be opened. before that came to pass every other barrier in the path to equal opportunity wycherley have to have come now. it has not happen quite that way. many barriers remain. in some ways the challenges are more complicated than before. across america and within your own ranks, there is serious debate about the way forward. if equal opportunity were it and accomplished fact, then a bad economy would be equal for everyone. instead is worse for african- americans and almost every way. in june while the overall unemployment rate remained stuck at 8.2%, the unemployment rate for african-americans actually went up from 13% to 14.4%. americans of every backgrounder asking when the economy will finally recover. you in particular are entitled to an answer. if equal opportunity -- [app
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